What rule does UNCLOS make regarding the seizure of pirate ships?

Under Article 105, on the high seas, or in any other place outside the jurisdiction of any State, every State may seize a pirate ship, or a ship taken by piracy and under the control of pirates, and arrest the persons and seize the property on board.

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